As I reflected on the results of the grand jury, I could not help but think about two speeches offered at this year's Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. The Teach-In's main stage has always been a space for prophetic voices to offer challenging reflections on key justice issues. This year did not disappoint, especially when it came to engaging a key topic facing our nation, including Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes across the country.
In what is estimated to be the largest Catholic advocacy day of the year, more than 1,200 individuals will go to Capitol Hill on Monday, November 9 to urge members of Congress to address the moral issues raised by Pope Francis during his recent visit to the U.S., including climate change and immigration. The day of advocacy is part of the 18th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) on November 7-9 in Washington, D.C., a national social justice gathering of predominately students and young adults affiliated with U.S. Jesuit institutions and the larger Catholic Church.
NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, which educates, organizes, and lobbies for economic and social transformation, announced its fourth national Nuns on the Bus tour themed, “Bridge the Divides: Transform Politics.”